Jackie Bradley Jr.
Perhaps this is a bit premature for the 22-year-old center field prospect, since he hasn’t had an at-bat above Double A yet. But the educated hunch here is that he could rise quickly, similar to Jacoby Ellsbury’s ascent in 2007.
Bradley’s glove is exceptional by major-league standards, and he’s been an on-base machine in the low minors, with a .415 OBP between Salem and Portland last season. The Red Sox lack a lefthanded-hitting platoon partner for Jonny Gomes in left field.
It’s not out of the realm of possibility that he finds his way into the Fenway outfield by mid-summer.